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Cement shortage in Senegal intensifies

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Technical issues at Sococim’s cement factory are affecting the company’s clinker supply and are impacting on Senegal’s cement output, according to Senegal Direct. The country has already suffered a shortage of the product and has seen prices increase from XOF3000 (US$5.13)/bag to XOF3300/bag.

No change for Senegal maximum cement prices

18 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The maximum cement price in Senegal will remain at previous year’s level, according to the country’s Ministry of Commerce. "Pursuant to the provisions of Article 43 of Law No. 94-63 of 22 August 1994 on price, competition and economic litigation, ceiling prices for ex-factory cement are set at prices previously applied as of 1 January 2018", indicated a decree sent to the Agence de Press Sénégalaise. The announcement follows a recent price increase by Sococim, which had lifted its price ...

Senegal cement price rises cut short

19 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Senegal’s Minister of Commerce, the Informal Sector, Consumption and SMEs, Alioune Sarr, has frozen the ceiling for cement prices to their previous levels, according to a press release by the ministry. "As a result, all cement plants located in Senegal are invited to comply with the new regulatory provisions pending the results of evaluations provided by its services. In any case, the services of the Directorate of Internal Trade will ensure the strict application of the regulations,” the ...

Senegal cement battle looms

24 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Aliko Dangote, Nigeria's powerful industrial conglomerate owner, is facing a battle to get his Senegalese cement plant up and running due to legal action and stiff competition. Vicat and its Sococim subsidiary in Senegal are ready to protect market share in west Africa by taking on Aliko Dangote.  Dangote's Senegalese plant, one of the largest in Africa, is scheduled to start operation "within 90 days", Aramine Mbacke, the CEO of Dangote Senegal, told Financial Afrik magazine earlier th...